Monday, 2 June 2014

Welcome Back for Academic Year 2014 - 2015

Welcome to all my current pupils and anyone else who is studying Biology and Chemistry this year.
This blog will help you by listing my favourite internet resources for each of the Scottish Chemistry and Biology examinations at National 5Intermediate 2, Higher Grade, as well as Advanced Higher.

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following "Milngavie Tutors" on Facebook or 
@Biol_Chem_Phys on Twitter !!

There is an Amazon Link below which will help you if you would like to buy some of my favourite text books and I will also list past papers on there once this year's are published.

So Good Luck with your Biology and Chemistry courses this year and I hope you enjoy them and find them useful and interesting. 
If you would like any tutoring please telephone me at 0141 956 4358 or email me at milngavietutors@gmail.com

(Please note these Amazon links are Amazon Associates links and if you purchase a book through these I receive a small amount of money.)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

SQA Website

The Scottish Qualifications Authority Website will give you past papers, exam timetables, etc
http://www.sqa.org.uk/

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A bit of Fun - Find out what happened in Chemistry on the Day you were born !
http://www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/resource/res00001016/on-this-day-in-chemistry

Fun Periodic Table Song
An update on the original famous version which existed many years ago - here are some fun pictures and a song to go with it - it might even help you to remember some of the periodic table and what the various elements are useful for ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUDDiWtFtEM&feature=youtu.be

Index Notation
This comes up in all the courses so if you are not sure about why 0.1 is written as 1 x 10-1 then click here http://www.mathsisfun.com/index-notation-powers.html

SI Units
You should know about the SI units of measurement and mass - here is an explanation :
The Système International d'Unités (SI), is the list of units which measurements are based on in the metric system and which are used by scientists to have a standard when carrying out experiments.

For example the basic unit of length that is used is metres (m), time is measured in seconds (s), mass has a base unit of kilograms (kg), thermodynamic temperature is measured in kelvins (K),  amount of substance is taken as the mole (mol).


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Quote From Carl Sagan

Our passion for learning is our tool for survival.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Chemistry Tutor Milngavie : Chemistry Tutor Bearsden

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Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Ethics

If you want to find out a bit more about some of the ethics involved in science research etc. here are some interesting links for further reading :

From Centre of the Cell :
Stem Cells, Cloning, Animal Experiements :
http://www.centreofthecell.org/centre/?page_id=3&ks=3

Stem Cells Information - including exercise on page 7/8 regarding ethics of an experiment
http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/stemcellnew/.cfm?coSiteNavigation_allTopic=1

The debate around Plasticshttp://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/conflicts-in-chemistry/index.aspx

Ethics of Human Genome Project :
http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/hgenome/hgp6.cfm?coSiteNavigation_allTopic=1